Sour Cream, Blueberries, and You offers a new look at life and how we live as described by author and photographer John Shubeck through more than one hundred short stories, poems, observations, and photographs recording everyday happenings. What you now see as mundane can be revealed with hidden opportunities and humor, providing new insights through his observations. An occasional bit of reality presents food for thought and opens doors to what could be. From the emotion of “A Woman in Love” to the vicarious sadness expressed in “Today I Saw a Friend,” Shubeck’s writing considers friendship or love in a new light. He uses the experiences he has gleaned from his family, business, and society; even nature is exposed and seen differently. By opening wonderful new worlds, new experiences have come his way with each life change. He has not only become more aware of the world around him, but he also revels in the new and exciting relationships that have come with each new start in his life.
John Shubeck is an author and photographer with a knack for getting into the heart of an article and exposing new insights to consider. His marriage to his wife, Elaine, soon after leaving the service (1955), resulted in four children, six grandchildren, and fifty-two years of commitment. Now widowed, he lives in Cranford, New Jersey.